Gympie community comes together for flood
GYMPIE Turf Club is set to play host to the Flood Recovery Cup at its next race meeting on Saturday, April 20, to raise funds for flood victims after the community endured four floods in just 12 months.
Racing Minister Steve Dickson said Racing Queensland Limited had committed an additional $4000 to boost prize money for the club's Country Sustain race as a result of recent floods.
"The local Member David Gibson has lobbied for the additional funding to support the local community after the recent flood events. This funding is part of the LNP's $4 million commitment to Queensland's country racing industry as part of the Showcase, Celebrate, Sustain series," Mr Dickson said.
"Thanks must also go to GTC president Spencer Slatter, who has been hard at work in the local community to ensure the race day will be a success along with the Sunshine Coast Turf Club.
"The SCTC and Gympie Turf Club have been working together as part of the Clubs' Co-operation Scheme, an initiative developed by the Newman Government to encourage Queensland's clubs with TAB status to support non-TAB clubs."
The race day features five races with prize money totalling $42,000.